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iwanttogotostanford

  • one year ago

ALGEBRA II HELP : Simplify i^38

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  1. steve816
    • one year ago
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    SImply divide the exponent by 4, and find the remainder. In this case, the remainder is 2, and is the same is i^2 so the answer is just -1!

  2. steve816
    • one year ago
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    Do you see what I did there my friend?

  3. iwanttogotostanford
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    why would you divide the exponent by 4?

  4. steve816
    • one year ago
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    because my teacher told me.

  5. Nnesha
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    hahah very good answer. :p

  6. steve816
    • one year ago
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    I'm KIDDING WITH YOU!!! Because it is pretty much a cycle. Every 4th power it just goes back to i, so you want to divide by 4 and find the remainder, and that is the real exponent that you should use.

  7. iwanttogotostanford
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    ok, thanks!

  8. Nnesha
    • one year ago
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    bec it's cycle |dw:1440198277504:dw| after i^4 repeat the patteerrn

  9. iwanttogotostanford
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    thank you @Nnesha and @steve816

  10. steve816
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    No problem my friend. I'm always here to help.

  11. iwanttogotostanford
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    thanks!

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